When Marc Jacobs presented his final collection for Louis Vuitton after 16 years with the fashion house, he brought together all of his most spectacular past set pieces, reimagined in lacquered black, to create a giant interactive catwalk. Despite the darkness, the mood was fierce rather than funereal.
Model of the moment Edie Campbell opened the show all but naked apart from some strategically placed sequins, her bare body painted with Jacob’s iconic Louis Vuitton Paris print. The collection mixed gothic opulence with punk attitude. Elegant jet-black pieces with glittering and feathered embellishments were mixed with stonewashed denim and peek-a-boo chiffon.
Models strutted across the floor, which was covered in luxuriant navy lambskin, like macabre Vegas showgirls with fantastical feather headdresses and angular black eyebrows. If nothing else, the show proves that Jacobs, like the colour black, will never go out of style.
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